The National Disability Insurance Scheme providesDisability support and Early Intervention for children and adolescent people with disability early to improve their outcomes. Directions Psychologists services offers a broad variety of benefits for NDIS participants, including an improved ability for children to function to capacity in the home and community, relating better to family and friends, and connecting with the community and enrich their quality of life.
We are NDIS registered Providers,and thus we can access the NDIS Portal to assist clients to easily access services.
Jutta Dempsey is also a registered Provider for Specialised Behaviour Support and is experienced in Functional Behaviour Analysis, producingFBA reports required for the NDIS.
There is strong evidence for the benefits of psychology for a range of participants, including those living with physical, psychosocial, neurological, sensory, cognitive and intellectual disability.
Directions – Psychologists support healthcare needs by:
Each individual is unique and our services are tailored to the needs and goals of our clients and families. We aim to provide quality therapeutic services with empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and confidential setting.
Our Psychologists also provide evidence based therapies to assist in
Empowering an individual’s support network.
Bachelor of Education (Uni)
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Jutta is a Registered Psychologist and Registered Teacher with over 40 years experience. As a teacher and guidance counsellor and child therapist, Jutta established Directions, the first child directed practise in Townsville, over 30 years ago because she became acutely aware of the lack of services available in for children with learning and behavioural difficulties.
Bachelor of Psychology
Chelsea Corbett is a is a Registered Psychologist, with over 9 years of experience working with challenging young people. From a cattle family, she brings a unique understanding and genuine authenticity to her therapy with children and adolescents, together with a determination to improve their wellbeing within the home, school and community.
Bachelor of Science
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Anna Quenault is a Registered Psychologist with over 5 years experience with Directions having previous experience in various counselling and mentoring roles. Anna is passionate about psychoeducational education for children and adolescents, and parental management.
is a Psychology Graduate from rural Queensland who has worked in Education and Disability Support roles both in Australia and overseas. He is excited to complete his provisional internship from the experienced staff at Directions. He has a passion for understanding early childhood development and interventions for Oppositional Defiance Disorder and anger management.
is a Psychology (Honours) Graduate from James Cook University who has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She is a thoughtful and empathetic psychologist determined to completed her provisional internship at Directions. Kelly has a passion for helping children and their families achieve their best by providing evidence based strategies to navigate a wide range of neurodevelopmental and mood disorders including Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Specific Learning Disorder & ADHD.
Leena Coutts has extensive experience in Reception and Administration and considers her role to make the children, adolescents and families to feel welcome and their wellbeing a priority whilst accessing our Psychological Practice. She is an experienced mother and grandmother in her private life and this enables her to provide a practical and considered approach to organising the daily functioning at Directions.